Books and other supplies are available at the Davidson College Bookstore. Purchases may be made with cash, VISA, or MasterCard, or through the CatCard Services Office declining balance charge system.
The cost of books varies with the course of study and ranges from $900 to $1,100 per year.
The CatCard is an all-purpose identification card that can be utilized throughout campus. A magnetic stripe on the CatCard provides access to the residence halls, the Library, Baker Sports Complex (recreation and spectator uses), and academic buildings. The CatCard also holds meal plan information and declining balance funds.
Students and parents may deposit money at the CatCard Services Office (or via phone with a credit card) into a declining balance account that allows students to make purchases without using cash at any of the on-campus dining and retail locations. A fee of $10 is taken from the first deposit of each school year. Because federal and state banking regulations govern card transactions, students or parents may only withdraw funds from the declining balance account for two reasons:
- Graduation or withdrawal of student from Davidson College.
- End-of-year credit (if refund is requested during the last 15 days of the academic year).
Lost or damaged cards are replaced for a fee at the CatCard Services Office in the lower level of Belk Residence Hall during regular business hours Monday - Friday.
Fees are payable in two installments: August 11 and December 22. Davidson College collects fees in two installments, but it recognizes the need, or preference, of many parents to pay on a monthly basis. Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI) is the College's approved payment plan company. Information may be obtained at http://ecsi.net or by calling 1-888-549-3274.
Fire or Theft
The College assumes no responsibility for damages or loss of personal property due to fire, theft, or other casualties. The student's personal or family property and casualty insurance will normally provide limited coverage for such a loss.
All currently enrolled students are required to purchase student health insurance or provide a waiver verifying adequate coverage by August 15.
Students pay fees for late registration, late Add/Drop, library fines, damaged property, parking fines, etc., when incurred. A penalty of $20 will be charged on all returned checks.
An annual fee of $80.00 will be charged to register each vehicle kept on campus.
Each student is entitled to one transcript of his/her record free of charge. There is a fee of $3 for each additional transcript.